Parent Times: The University of Iowa
 
home
issues
parents association
campus links
UI homepage

Summer 1999-00
Volume 43, Number 4

IN THIS ISSUE

Wired to the World: Residence Halls Get Internet

Recognizing Risks: Officer helps students avoid them

Credit Card Mania: Does your student understand the risks?

Flexibility, Convenience Key to Residence Hall Jobs

It's Family Weekend Now

New Coffeehouse at the Mayflower

Important Numbers

Important Dates

Parent Times Briefs

University Calendar


Briefs

Change your board plan

During the two busiest move-in days, Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20, the Housing Office in the basement of Burge Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your questions or change your board plan during these days.

Reminder for parents

If you’d like to have your student’s "U-bill" (the billing for tuition and room/board, plus other purchases your student might make) mailed to your home, both you and your student must sign a certificate of dependency, available at the Registrar’s Office. You then will receive your student’s grades, too.

If you’d like to receive the grades but not have the U-bill sent to you, have your student sign the Student Authorization for Parental (or Guardian) Access to Academic Records, also available from the Registrar’s Office.

Please remember, too, that if you need to make an address change or add or subtract a parental name on your student’s records, the student must do it–either through ISIS or at the Registrar’s Office. Parent Times may not change a mailing address for the publication because your student has the legal right to decide who does and does not receive mailings.

On the web

If you’d like facts about your students’ life in the residence halls, visit Residence Service's web site. There's extensive information available on all the facets of residence hall life: menus from the dining halls, sizes of rooms in each hall, educational opportunities, calendars of important dates, news about resident advisers, and opportunities for leadership and service.

Residence Halls substance free

When you’re thinking about what not to bring to your residence hall this fall, put cigarettes, cigars, and alcoholic beverages on the list. For the first time this fall, all residence halls will be smoke-free and alcohol-free, regardless of the student’s age. In previous years, students over 21 years of age could have alcoholic beverages in their rooms, and smoking had been allowed in some residence halls.

Bring your own telephone

Residents need to bring a telephone instrument and wall cord to campus this fall. While telephones have been provided in the past, they’ll be the responsibility of students this year.

No sweatshop products

President Mary Sue Coleman has approved a Code of Conduct for companies that want to use The University of Iowa’s logo or trademark on products they manufacture for sale.

The code states general requirements for wages, overtime, and hours worked per week. It prohibits manufacturers from using forced labor or labor by children, or work in unsafe or unhealthy conditions.

An ad-hoc University committee developed the guidelines. They will go into effect as licensing agreements come up for signing or renewal.

 

 

 

[back to top]